NSW RFS – Total Fire Ban declared

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the New England, Northern Slopes, and North Western regions tomorrow, Thursday 5 September 2019, due to forecast hot and windy conditions. The Total Fire Ban, commencing at midnight tonight, covers the following councils:…

Secondary School Cadet Program hits the 10,000 mark

NSW RFS Acting Commissioner Rob Rogers has congratulated the recent students graduating from the NSW RFS Secondary School Cadet Program (SSCP), which has now reached a milestone of 10,000 graduates since the program’s inception in 2004. The 2 August graduation…

Sunday from hell in the Australian state of New South Wales

Imagine you wake up to a day that will have temperatures in the 40o C and that is only in the morning. The smell of smoke is everywhere as 80+ fires roll across the state, the largest one with a…

Thor thunders into NSW for bush fire season

‘Thor’ has arrived in Sydney ahead of the bushfire season, providing an immediate boost to the state’s firefighting arsenal. Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott, NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and NSW RFS Deputy Commissioner Rob…

The middle of winter and wildfires in Australia

 Firefighters continue to work to contain the fire burning in the Wentworth Falls area of the Blue Mountains which has burnt more than 340 hectares of bush and threaten houses. Firefighters continue to work to contain the fire burning in…

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